I am often asked by band directors for suggestions about books to read.  And I always worry about doing so for fear it will be like recommending a favorite restaurant to a friend only to find out that they went there and thought it was terrible.  With heartfelt enthusiasm, I would recommend reading the remarkable book, “A Soprano on Her Head” by Eloise Ristad.  It is truly extraordinary, thought-provoking and touching.  But, I bet you are wondering why I mention a book seemingly about a “soprano?”  I would wonder that too!  But after you read it, you will understand.  Trust me.

Peter Loel Boonshaft, Director of Education
KHS America

About the Author

Dr. Boonshaft is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise. Dr. Boonshaft is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is Professor of Music and Director of Bands. He has also been named Director of Education for KHS America. He was honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education.”

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